Elegant up-dos dominated the wedding of the season. Seen on everyone from the bride herself, Sofia Richie, to the star-studded guests, sleek buns were all over the South of France this past weekend. Discover the secret behind the magically sleek and “snatched” buns Richie wore for her wedding weekend.
At the exclusive Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, Richie’s wedding was all about sophisticated beauty. From the three custom Chanel gowns she wore from the rehearsal to the reception, to the clean and chic hair and makeup looks that ruled the weekend, the word of the weekend was undoubtedly elegance.
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Among the best looks, the simple bun reigned supreme. From the bride’s sister, Nicole Richie’s sleek middle-parted low bun to Paris Hilton’s carefully sculpted, voluminous up-do, each look exudes sophistication. Now, thanks to celebrity hair stylist Kathleen Riley, we know the secret to Richie’s gorgeous hair: UNITE U Oil and Got2Be Glued Gel.
The Secret to the Sleek Bun
Taking to Tiktok, Riley shared the simple process behind the already iconic look.
“A ton of you had questions about the look that we created for (Sofia’s) rehearsal dinner,” Kathleen begins. “It was so stunning and beautiful. To get the look, I used the UNITEU Oil and the Got2Be Glued Gel.”
On screen, Riley shows us the full look on Richie. The bun rests on the crown of her head, not too high or too low, and lets loose only a few wispy strands to frame her face.
“Once I had the oil in and the gel, I pulled out some pieces on the top to give it some texture,” Riley explains. “I do her buns in sections, that’s the key to a really snatched bun.”
After carefully pulling the hair into place, the rest was a simple braid.
“Then, I did a rope braid and just twisted it up into the bun that it is and pinned it. We left some pieces out over her ears, which I thought was really beautiful,” says Riley.
UNITE U Oil ($45)
This multi-tasking argan oil is able to control frizz while protecting hair from damaging UV rays. Packed with hydration and fortifying hair against style-related heat damage, U Oil smooths any hair type and locks in frizz and flyaways.
This lightweight oil provides shine without appearing greasy or oily, and can be applied to damp or dry hair. It even reduces blow dry time!
The light citrus and floral scent lingers long after applying it to hair, for a long-lasting wisp of fragrance.
The number-one styling glue in the U.S., Got2be Glued is perfect for creating unstructured, messy looks or for taming flyaway hairs. For Richie’s wedding, this styling glue was used to keep her up-do looking elegant and put together. This gel has even been wind-tunnel-tested, making it perfect for the breezy French Riviera.